The median contractor rate for a Information Security Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Manager
UK
Rank 558 597 578
Rank change year-on-year +39 -19  
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 35 47 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.088% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.093% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 29
Median daily rate £450 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £604 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -11.84% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Information Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Information Security Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security Manager.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Manager over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 33 £450 -5.26% 19
London +33 18 £459 -3.42% 12
Hertfordshire +7 3 - - 1
East of England +1 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 3 £425 - 1
Midlands - 3 £500 -
Birmingham - 3 £425 -
North West +26 2 £368 -28.29% 3
Scotland +23 2 £400 -21.56% 2
Edinburgh +19 2 £400 -21.56% 2
Harrow - 2 - -
Tamworth - 2 £419 -
Staffordshire - 2 £419 -
Manchester +12 1 £360 -29.75% 2
South East +11 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +10 1 - - 1
Leeds +5 1 - -
City of London +4 1 - - 4
West Yorkshire +4 1 - - 1
South West -3 1 £413 +3.12%
Buckinghamshire -7 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £375 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £413 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £413 -

Information Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Information Security Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Information Security Manager in the job title.

1 94 (100.00%) Information Security
2 44 (46.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (31.91%) CISM
4 26 (27.66%) CISSP
5 22 (23.40%) Management Information System
5 22 (23.40%) ISMS
5 22 (23.40%) PCI DSS
6 21 (22.34%) Cybersecurity
7 18 (19.15%) Security Management
8 17 (18.09%) Risk Assessment
8 17 (18.09%) Risk Management
8 17 (18.09%) Finance
9 16 (17.02%) ITIL
10 15 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (15.96%) Data Protection
11 13 (13.83%) Project Management
12 12 (12.77%) Information Security Management
12 12 (12.77%) Penetration Testing
13 10 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (9.57%) Retail
15 8 (8.51%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (8.51%) Security Cleared
15 8 (8.51%) Legal
15 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
16 7 (7.45%) PRINCE2
16 7 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (7.45%) Data Loss Prevention
17 6 (6.38%) Vulnerability Management
17 6 (6.38%) Freedom of Information

Information Security Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) MS Office
2 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.06%) MS Project
2 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Office 365
2 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.06%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (3.19%) PABX
2 2 (2.13%) Firewall
3 1 (1.06%) PBX
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Redmine
General
1 17 (18.09%) Finance
2 9 (9.57%) Retail
3 8 (8.51%) Legal
4 1 (1.06%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.40%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.51%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.38%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (3.19%) CESG
5 3 (3.19%) FMCG
5 3 (3.19%) Minimum Viable Product
5 3 (3.19%) NHS
6 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.13%) PMI
7 1 (1.06%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.06%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.06%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (100.00%) Information Security
2 22 (23.40%) ISMS
3 21 (22.34%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (19.15%) Security Management
5 17 (18.09%) Risk Assessment
5 17 (18.09%) Risk Management
6 16 (17.02%) ITIL
7 15 (15.96%) Data Protection
7 15 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (13.83%) Project Management
9 12 (12.77%) Information Security Management
9 12 (12.77%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (7.45%) Data Loss Prevention
11 7 (7.45%) PRINCE2
12 6 (6.38%) Data Security
12 6 (6.38%) Programme Management
12 6 (6.38%) Supplier Management
12 6 (6.38%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (31.91%) CISM
2 26 (27.66%) CISSP
3 8 (8.51%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.38%) CISA
4 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.26%) CEH
6 3 (3.19%) CISMP
6 3 (3.19%) Degree
6 3 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.13%) CRISC
7 2 (2.13%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.06%) APMP
8 1 (1.06%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (46.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (23.40%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (4.26%) GDPR
4 4 (4.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (4.26%) PMO
5 3 (3.19%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (3.19%) SLA
6 2 (2.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (2.13%) GPG13
6 2 (2.13%) RMADS
6 2 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.06%) COBIT
7 1 (1.06%) ISO27005
7 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.06%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (1.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.38%) Intel
2 6 (6.38%) Intel Security
3 4 (4.26%) CyberArk
4 2 (2.13%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.06%) Capita
5 1 (1.06%) Qualys
5 1 (1.06%) Splunk
5 1 (1.06%) Symantec
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago